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division >> tom: then there's google's newest division, motorola mobility. in may, google spent $12.5 billion for motorola's cell phone business. while motorola added more than $2.5 billion in sales in its first full quarter with google, the division still lost money, more than a half-billion dollars. because the news wasn't expected until after the close tonight, trading in google shares was halted for two and a half hours. it restarted with less than an hour before the closing bell, and the stock fell 8%, closing at a five-week low. james dix covers google as an analyst at wedbush morgan. james dix joins us at thecl nasdaq. i want to start with the ad rates, four quarters in a row google has seen the amount it got paid per click fall, down 15% this past quarter, 16% a quarter ago, 12% at the beginning of the year and late last year down 8%. is it making up for the lower prices by selling more, though? >> yes, i think in part that what is happening, one thing you should pay attention to a little bit this quarter is you had a currency impact on the cost per click, if you excluded th
% there were two things that concerned investors. the motorola -- we saw them integrate motorola and we saw motorola losses for more than a billion dollars. you also saw that investors were really worried about the cost per clack. it was off 15%. when they heard the earnings call, about half an hour ago, the cfo explained that it was because of currency fluctuations. look, i will not kid you. i would question whether there really that bad. when you let dad do go, we should be evaluating it according to it -- when we evaluated, we should be evaluating it towards its topline business. >> aren't investors worried that google can not make as much money from internet as everyone has been helping? >> we are worried about it. we have seen across the board that all the internet companies have been telling us they're concerned that everyone is moving to a mobile platforms, but nobody can figure out advertising on mobile platforms. companies like google, facebook, have been telling us, and we may be suffering some weakness in our business in the short term. i want to draw our attention to the fact th
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